Every year, iVolunteer recognizes outstanding volunteers as iVolunteer Champions. These Champions were selected because they exemplify the organization’s core values of Integrity, Professionalism, Inclusivity, Nationalism, and Change Leadership. The Volunteer Champion blog series is a way to showcase the volunteer journey of these inspiring individuals. Our 2022 iVolunteer Champion for Integrity is Laica Bagnes, a […]
Read More VOLUNTEER CHAMPION 2022: ASPIRE TO INSPIRE WITH LAICA BAGNES, YOUTH FOR YOUTH CO-FOUNDER
Starting 2020, iVolunteer annually celebrates the International Volunteer Day by recognizing exceptional volunteers called the iVolunteer Champions. These are individuals who’ve made extraordinary contributions in their advocacies and they embody iVolunteer’s core values: Integrity, Professionalism, Inclusivity, Nationalism and Change Leadership. Each of them is a living proof that everyday heroes do exist. The 2020 iVolunteer […]
Read More Volunteer Champion 2020: Building Communities and Reshaping Lives with Tatay Anton
Since 2020, iVolunteer has been recognizing Volunteer Champions who exemplify the organization’s core values: Integrity, Professionalism, Inclusivity, Nationalism, and Change Leadership. These volunteer champions are reminders that even in the worst of circumstances, there is always a reason to be positive. The 2020 iVolunteer Volunteer Champion for Change Leadership is Emmanuel Mirus Ponon, a 21-year-old […]
Read More Volunteer Champion: Empowering The Youth with Mirus Ponon, Youth Advocates for the Philippines’ Founder
Part of my hesitation to volunteer has been self-doubt. Why do I want to volunteer? What do I really think about getting from the experience? I mean, why am I even writing this piece? What got me to cave in was the thought that as long as I am contributing something, it wouldn’t matter what […]
Read More The Volunteer Mindset
Volunteer Champions are ordinary individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary contributions to their advocacies. Since 2020, iVolunteer has been recognizing Volunteer Champions who embody the organization’s core values: Integrity, Professionalism, Inclusivity, Nationalism and Change Leadership. The 2020 Volunteer Champions, the pioneer batch, represent hope amidst the chaos of the pandemic. They are proof that even in […]
Read More Volunteer Champion 2020: Keeping Hope Alive with Ruel Visca
Through the search for Volunteer Champions, iVolunteer aims to recognize the efforts of volunteers who have made a positive impact in the community while adhering to the organization’s core values: Integrity, Professionalism, Inclusivity, Nationalism, and Change Leadership. Despite the COVID-19 crisis, our 2020 Volunteer Champions stepped up to make a positive difference in their communities. […]
Read More Volunteer Champion 2020: Promoting Peace With Cristian Romeo, Mindanaon Youth Leader
Many of us are searching for true love—a soulmate who will make us feel complete in a world that’s ever-changing. But love is a vast enterprise. It’s more than the giddy emotions we have when we see our crushes and more than the palpitations we feel on our first kiss. In limiting our view of love, we forget that true love comes in various forms, and that service is love in its truest form.
Read More Volunteering: A Different Kind of Romance
“. . . I understood today that I have amazing friends who have good hearts and that there are amazing strangers and unsung hero volunteers doing this tirelessly with zero recognition. And perhaps that will never be enough to make a big difference in this cruel world we live in. But it will have to […]
Read More Little by Little, Day by Day
At twenty seven years old, Danimei Everett manages to be the Program Officer of Make-A-Wish Philippines, an organization that grants the wishes of children with critical illnesses. She handles the wish-granting events, as well as the volunteer events.
Read More Granting Wishes, Reaping Smiles
Today is Hug Your Hound Day, a day to give our furry friends an extra big hug and extra nice treats. It is undeniable that the love they give us is sometimes undeserved—a love given in spite of cancelled walks, long and lonely hours at home, missed meals and small cages. But today, let us […]
Read More It’s All About Love!
Spread the Hug this Teddy Bear Day! Trace pattern on cloth. Cut. Stich, stuff and stuff, and stitch again. Stitch on the nose. Use buttons for the eyes. Close with a final stitch, and poof! A teddy bear is born.
Read More Seal With Love
For many people, myself included, we are often inclined to treat volunteering as an extracurricular activity. It’s a productive use of free time, a chance to give depth to an otherwise ordinary day.
Read More This is How We Build A Life of Purpose
Our primary goal in iVolunteer is to reach out to every Filipino to build a better Philippines through volunteerism. Through our first “Start Your Adventure” talk held at The Office Project last March 18, 2017, we reached out to aspiring volunteers to help them start their journey right.
Read More 3 Takeaways From Our “Start Your Adventure” Talk
By: Pia Jingco A child named Dado captured my heart recently. Last week I signed up for a volunteer opportunity that would involve tutoring kids, through the iVolunteerwebsite. I must admit I was a bit apprehensive on my way to the venue as I had not done this for quite a long time.
Read More Love At First Meeting
Jasmine Salem of iVolunteer shares a brief summary of the Volunteer Management System model, as discussed at a recent workshop last July 2, 2016. Way back in my University days, I perceived volunteer management as merely posting an announcement for volunteer searches, filtering those volunteers as per an organization’s criteria and then, briefing those […]
Read More Volunteer Management System: A Strategic Step towards Volunteer Preservation